Advertising your dating site
One way to do this (bear with me, I know you may think I'm nuts) is to give memberships to everyone for free in the beginning.I know you've invested a lot of time and money into this project already, but if you want to stay afloat, and not become one of the other services who start up and die out in under 10 months then you'll need to make these sacrifices.It can be harsh though - not many people have the money necessary to create a decent site AND market it successfully - it's usually one or the other unless you've got half a million floating around!!
If you have something close - get big fat sign onto your car and park close to the door with flyers and business cards available.I don't think anyone will sell you valid profiles of people.Christoph For what you are trying to accomplish you would probably get a fairly good average of visitors who eventually will find interest in your website and services. Christoph Rather than creating a dating site from scratch (which is suicide as you need an existing membership base) consider plugging into a white label solution.I don't mind giving away most of the comission on the sale - but I want the customers I gain to be MY customers. Basically I need at least a thousand profiles on the site so new viewers don't just leave my site when they see I have no existing members. There are so many dating sites out there, that I think you'd have to put a unique twist on it for it even to get visitors.Maybe add a content section to draw search engine traffic.